Gentzler's Cantilevered Cabin

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When Maricela Salas and Mary McGoff purchased a piece of land in the Berkshires, they had no idea that a rocky ledge would complicate construction of the simple house they had imagined. But it also gave them exactly what they were after: a retreat that immerses them in the natural world.

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, and Light Hardwood Floor. Photo  of Gentzler's Cantilevered Cabin
Modern home with Kitchen, White Cabinet, Refrigerator, and Light Hardwood Floor. The kitchen and lofted guest bedroom take cues from urban living—including an apartment-size Summit refrigerator. The cabinets are IKEA and the tile is by Heath Ceramics.  Photo 2 of Gentzler's Cantilevered Cabin

The kitchen and lofted guest bedroom take cues from urban living—including an apartment-size Summit refrigerator. The cabinets are IKEA and the tile is by Heath Ceramics.

Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, and Shed RoofLine. A cantilevered cabin designed by R D Gentzler blends into the forest, even as it hovers above a 20-foot drop-off. Its south face is almost entirely glass, but a roof canopy limits solar gain.  Photo 3 of Gentzler's Cantilevered Cabin

A cantilevered cabin designed by R D Gentzler blends into the forest, even as it hovers above a 20-foot drop-off. Its south face is almost entirely glass, but a roof canopy limits solar gain.

Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, and Wood Siding Material. Those costs were partially recouped by using knotted pine planks for the exterior. Photo 4 of Gentzler's Cantilevered Cabin

Those costs were partially recouped by using knotted pine planks for the exterior.